Project #2161

Educate 150 Orphaned Teenage Kenyan Mothers

by Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

Your Inspirational Donation

Margaret is a 15 year old girl from a single mother. Her mother is HIV positive. Aware of her mothers’ situation, Margaret was so depressed and disturbed. We counselled her throughout last year as she was candidate. When Margaret sat for her Primary school national examinations 2008 she scored 335 points out of maximum points of 500.This was a great performance! Through your kind donations she was admitted in St. Marks Girls Secondary School one of the best schools in the province. Margaret annual school fees and upkeep is US$ 450 For the next four years, Margaret depends on well wishers donations to complete her education. Margaret is a promising girl and we look forward to her excellent performance and bright future. Your donations are offering great inspiration and give hope to girls who had lost hope in life. ‘I have no words to express my joy and appreciation to you who has made it possible for me to be in school. You have made me proud and given me hope in life. I look forward to your continued support to help me finish school. All my love to you’ Margaret

With Warm Regards from Margaret and TYSA

Have a goal in Life

Kenyatta University Female Students in Science and Technology (KUFEST) on the 19th September 2009 came down to our village to give girls some tips for life. Mss Amo Rebecca, the chairperson of KUFEST and a third year student at Kenyatta University shared with the TYSA Girls health Club members and the St.Teresa Secondary school sinyereri girls. 55 girls participated. Among the key issues discussed include: Basics of Reading Behaviours; which relates to always reading a head of the teacher, revise after a lesson, form discussion group, read different books, have a goal in life, good time management, choose your friends wisely, ask questions in class, be active in class Relationships; girls should know what they want in relationships, think about education first, avoid unprotected sex, Reproductive Health; medical checks are important, use clean sanitary towels to avoid infections, get involved in sports, ‘ I am grateful to TYSA by brining the guest today. We girls here have not sent anyone to the university for the last 15 years. Iam so inspired now and lookfoward to reading hard and going to the university in the next two years’ Mary ,Laboratory Prefect St Teresa Girls With your continued donations, the girls will be making a visit to Kenyatta University next year for a study tour to inspire them. With Warm Regards Gichuki Francis

In my last update I forgot to attach the launch of the girls health club document. Please find it here.

Warm Regards from TYSA

Some members of the club
Some members of the club

It is amazing to see the girls take initiative to launch girls health club.

After almost one year of support from sponsors like you through global giving, 43 girls, came together last week and launched a health club.

'We have seen the need to come together and develop our skills, knowledge and reduce cases of early pregancies among our members' Mss Pascilia Osere, the chairperson o fthe club.

Read attachment for details.

We lookforward to your continued suppprt to help more girls as the project is growing.

Warm Regards Gichuki Francis

Some members of the girls health club
Some members of the girls health club

This project is one of it on own kind in Trans-nzoia District. Educational issues have never been simplified and brought to the door step of every home. For the first time, Makindu and Busemwa villages came together to reward their children in educational achievements. In a unique experience, the pupils from Nursery to Class 8 were awarded various prizes to acknowledge their performances.

Pupils who were between position 1 and 10 in their classes were awarded with various prizes which included, revision exercise book, revision text books, story books, school bags, lantern lamps.

The teachers from the two villages were present to give this unique project the support. Mr Otindo, the Headteacher of Surungai Primary school was the guest of honor. He challenged the community to prioritize education of their children. He regretted that some parents discouraged their children from studying saying their were no jobs for them after all.

Over 200 parents and over 400 pupils participated in the project which while over 70 pupils received awards. Out o fthe 70 awards, 40 went to Girls

This project was funded by globalgiving sponsors and other community stakeholders.


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Organization Information

Trans-nzoia Youth Sports Association (TYSA)

Location: Kitale, Trans nzoia County - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Gichuki Francis
Executive Officer
Kitale, Kenya

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Thanks to 433 donors like you, a total of $30,138 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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